Scott was an Assistant Professor of Information, Design and Management and the former Director of the Design and Management Program in the School of Design Strategies at Parsons the New School for Design where he taught courses on design research, technology, and innovation.
His own research focuses on the relationship between design, digitality, and analysis in era of adaptation, adoption, and accommodation. He received a doctorate from the Harvard University Graduate School of Design where he studied the impact that digital displays have on interaction and pedagogy in design education, publishing my dissertation entitled Design Education: A System for Enhancing Interaction using Multiple Displays. He also holds a Master of Design Studies degree from Harvard University (GSD) and a Bachelor of Architecture from Cornell University’s School of Architecture, Art, and Planning.
His professional work has included architectural design and construction of schools and campus planning, software development for digital collaboration tools, product design, and interaction design, and the design of new technologies and environments to support collaborative work and learning. He has worked with companies in technology and design industries including Herman Miller Inc., Microsoft, and Hewlett-Packard. Prior to joining the faculty at Parsons he has been a visiting professor at the Stevens Institute of Technology in Hoboken, New Jersey and a teaching fellow at Harvard University Graduate School of Design.